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nations, president obama spoke before the united nations general assembly. it was his final u.n. address of this term. and the problems in and around the middle east dominated both speeches as the president and governor romney addressed everything from iran's nuclear program to the attack that killed our ambassador in libya. ed henry is our chief white house correspondent and toking president obama. both men really duking it out on foreign policy all of a sudden. >> that's right. one city, two candidates and two different visions. it's clear that mitt romney is charging that the president is sitting on the side line, not active enough in the middle east. the president, as you noted, his suggestion is look, you can't dictate the facts on the ground in the middle east. some of this has to play out. where we see that most acutely is on iran where mitt romney is suggesting we should be more aggressive, maybe use military action. the president today said give sanctions some more time to work. although he added this caveat. >> that's why a coalition of countries is holding their iranian govern
much. happening now, a speech to the world. president obama at the united nations goes in depth on the turmoil in the middle east. also, mitt romney talking aid, trade and more drilling down on foreign policy. we're going to hear what he's saying. and the news many homeowners have been waiting for years to hear. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> a brief break from the verbal sparring, the white house race. president obama stepped back in the global spotlight in new york today addressing the united nations assembly. he spoke at length about the turmoil in the middle east touting diplomacy and coalition building as the solution to the crisis to the region that's been vexing his administration. jessica yellin is traling with the president in new york. jessica, give us an update. what did the president say? >> reporter: wolf, when the president spoke here he had two major audiences, a global audience and a domestic audience. voters listening now to foreign policy issues with a new ear and a new eye after this violence in libya. and the president addressing it all
with this fox news alert of the president obama just wrapping up his address to the united nations general assembly. the president challenging the international community to confront the causes of violence erupting across the muslim world and delivering a stern warning to iran saying the united states will do what it must do to prevent tehran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. we're going to have reaction to the president's u.n. address coming up in just a moment. first though, brand new stories and breaking news. >> the deadly west nile virus outbreak across our country is now getting worse. with one state hit very hard, the new efforts to stop the virus right in its tracks. >>> wild weather killer floods and mudslides are forcing more than a million folks out of their homes. we're live with that story. >>> plus a new first for the mars rover as its robotic arm reaches out to touch a huge rock on the planet. now the rover on the move again. where it is headed next and why the trip is making history. it is all "happening now.". jamie: first back to our top story, violence in the middle east
to issue any strong condemnation of the protest, instead called on the united nations to lead a charge to make illegal for anyone, anywhere including here in the united states, to insult the prophet muhammad. listen to this. >> you can never condone violence. the international community must not become silent observer and should criminalize such attacks that destroy the peace of the world and endanger the world security by misusing freedom of expression. >> reporter: once again, bill, that is the leader of one of our supposed allies, calling on the u.n. to pass laws that would trump the united states constitution. bill? bill: jonathan, thanks. we'll be back in touch when there are headlines today as expected. jonathan hunt at the u.n.. martha: take a look at the u.s. economy this morning. there is a new report that has some not very good news on this. families are seeing a lot less money in their paychecks according to this new report. it finds the median household income fell by 1.1% to under $51,000 last month. you take a look at the chart on this since 2009 and it is not a pretty pi
addressed the united nations generally assembly and suggested he had little ability to shape what is happening on the ground. >> we cannot solve every problem but the united states cannot seek to dictate outcome of democratic outcomes abroad. >> barely a mile-and-a-half across the city, romney appeared with bill clinton at the clinton initiative and accused obama sit tong sideline while mideast unravels. >> syria witnessed killing of tens of thousands. president of egypt is member of the muslim brotherhood. our ambassador to libya assassinated in terrorist attack. iran moving toward nuclear weapons capability. we somehow feel we're at the mercy of events rather than shaping events. >> the president did not call it a terrorist attack. choosing to say it's an assault, not just on america but says he understands why it -- [ inaudible ] >> home to muslims across our country. we respect the freedom of religion. >> the president insisted his policy is not containment. >> make no mistake. nuclear armed iran is not a challenge to be contained. a coalition of countries is holding the irani
attended the united nations general assembly in new york, but at different times. the white house insisted it was a scheduling issue, not a snub. no meetings, no handshakes. but today a follow-up phone call that a senior administration official told cnn lasted more than 20 minutes. in a statement released by the white house, the conversation included "a range of security issues," the president reaffirmed his commitment to israel security. and the two leaders were in full agreement on preventing iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. prime minister netanyahu has been pressuring the u.s. to lay down a so-called red line on iran that would prompt military action. at the u.n. he used a prop to drive home his point. >> a red line should be drawn right here. before iran completes the second stage of nuclear enrichment necessary to make a bomb. >> reporter: while some have accused the prime minister of pressuring the president to help gop nominee mitt romney, mr. netanyahu has said his actions are not tied to the u.s. political calendar. the white house downplays any friction between the two leade
. this will be his last time in the podium in the united nations general assembly. he is leaving the presidency of iran. >> steve: she gave us the peace sign and we give half back. >> not only will he be speaking today . but yesterday president obama had spoke. he did come to the podium this is an annual event. one . things he focused on. he didn't say the word terror in regard to libya. but talked about the freedom of speech right we have in this counselry. >> i know some who ask, why don't we ban such a video. the answer is enshrined in our laws . our constitution protects the right to free speech. here in the united states, countless publicications provoke offense. like me, the majorit of the merrence are christian and yet we don't ban blasphemy on our sacred beliefs. as president of our country and commander of chief of our military i accept people call me awful things every day. and i will always defend their right to do so. >> steve: if the president continues to talk about freedom of speech we have in this country, that's true. but why the dumb movie? he kept referring to the movie as th
the united nations general assembly later today. a live look for you at the united nations. the leader of the ivory coast speaking right now. the iranian president, mahmoud ahmadinejad is scheduled to speak in about two hours. western lead verse a history of walking out on his speeches. in a sign of protest. demonstrators are expected outside the u.n. during his address. >>> and disapproval already lobbed in the direction of ahmadinejad. monday, walking out on a session when iran's president began to speak. the two countries are at odds over iran's nuclear program. sara sidner joins us live from jerusalem. what's the reaction there? we were curious. >> reporter: well, carol, what's interesting is, today is a very, very important, perhaps the most sacred of jewish holiday, yom kippur. what's happening today, no newspapers printed. no newspapers deliverrd and we're hearing absolutely nothing from israeli leaders at this point in time. they've kept quiet. probably awaiting to hear what ahmadinejad has to say when he speaks to the unga. i can tell you over the years, a lot of frustration w
spoke of the united nations general assembly. he talked about the progress of the afghan security forces and the continued violence in syria. this is 15 minutes. mr. president, ladies and gentlemen, as we speak today, the world is shaken by the fanatics who have committed acts against the face of over 1.5 billion muslims. we strongly condemn these offensive facts whether it is the production of the film, the publication of cartoons or indeed any other act of unsold and provocation. such acts can never be justified in a speech of expression. equally they cannot give a reason for the protest to be used to fight violence with terrible losses of innocent lives is a matter of concern the world remains by the occurrence of the violence, he tried and injustice. in particular, the phobia is a phenomena has coexistence among the cultures and civilizations. i call upon the leaders in the west, will both politicians and the media to confront the struggle in all but many forms and manifestations. it is incumbent upon us all to advance the cause of dialogue and cooperation despite the sources of prov
to the united nations, we're going to put foreign policy in the context of course the upcoming election. we'll talk iran and the new dynamics of the middle east with p.j. crowley former assistant secretary of state. and then we're only a little over a week before the first presidential debate so tonight in "the war room," we're going to do some debate prep with republican strategist mark mckinnon and democratic campaign veteran fowler. it will be a great hour for the political junkies out there right here in "the war room." you gotta tune in. >> eliot: we'll beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee our conversation is with you the viewer because we're independent. >>here's how you can connect with "viewpoint with eliot spitzer." >>questions, of course, need to be answered. >>we will not settle for the easy answers. >> eliot: when the only apparent consistency is the does not, well documented well representation of facts, you have a problem which is why mittt romney is shrinking. over the course of this campaign, he's dproan smaller. he and those arou
." president obama tells world leaders at the united nations they must join the fight against the violent extremism that claimed the lives of four americans in libya while mitt romney outlines his plans to marry free enterprise to foreign aid at the clinton global initiative. paul ryan finds an employee's union he can actually support. starting with the president. after the death of chris stevens. the anti-muslim video that provoked the protests while defending the right to free speech. >> obama: americans have fought and died around the globe to protect the right of all people to express their views. even views we profoundly disagree with. and on this, we must agree there is no speech that justifies mindless violence. there are no words that excuse the killing of innocents. there's no video that justifies an attack on an embassy. >> eliot: the president warned iran that while it still had time to demonstrate its nuclear program was peaceful, that time was not unlimited. >> obama: make no mistake a nuclear armed iran is
at the united nations call for legalization. i think things are going our are way more than ever. are three states that have, oregon, washington and colorado have it on the ballot this year. we are real hopeful. >> how would life be different under roseanne barr's administration? >> well, it would make a lot more sense, i will tell you that. i would have pot legal and i would immediately make war illegal and the business of war illegal. war profiteering is ridiculous and shameful. >> tell me your opinions of president obama and candidate mitt romney? >> i think they are both relevant to the majority of the american people. they work for the same guy and i think the american people have the right to vote for a party not owned by bankers and that is another reason why i'm running for president. >> so she is serious about this? >> serious enough to have gotten on to the ballot in at least, florida. i think her main objective is to keep her party aleve by raising enough votes and money. the peace and freedom party needs 45,000 registered voters on their platform in order to be on the ballot for
international initiatives linked to the work of the united nations special envoy kofi annan. out of principle, syria received the united nations supervision is seen in syria, and furnish it with all facilities needed to enable it to deploy in syria in an unprecedented record time. the syrian leadership also announced its full commitment to the implementation of the six-point plan presented by mr. a non-con and started practical implication of this provision. also welcomed the geneva community that stressed the need for the implementation of this provision. however, the behavior of the armed groups which sought to exploit the syrian government's commitment to the plan and to the geneva communiquÉ in order to make gains on the ground in an area of their presence added to that statement issued by some western and arab countries. all of these have exposed the actors and states working to thwart all these initiatives. syria has welcomed the appointment of mr. lakhdar brahimi as the special representative of the secretary-general to succeed mr. annan. it has stressed its willingness to fully coope
president takes the stage at the united nations one last time. but spares the world his usual jabs and bombshell proclamations. is it an attempt to try to go out as a stasman? plus, president obama and mitt romney go head-to-head in a state neither one can afford to lose this november. you'll hear from both of them live in minutes. and is the pentagon getting too cozy with hollywood? why some say the latest military films reveal too many national secrets. welcome to our viewers in the united states and around the world. wolf blitzer is off. i'm joe johns. and you're in "the situation room." >>> there were empty seats and walkouts at the united nations today ahead of what was expected to be a fiery offensive final speech from the provocative iranian president ahmadinejad. but while some of the usual rhetoric was there, this year's speech had a very different tone. cnn foreign affairs correspondent jill dougherty is in new york with the latest. jill. >> reporter: well, joe, it's not what some people expected. it was short on threats, but on bl somadinejad delivered his sn to the u.n.
in response to that. just yesterday, at the united nations, iran's president, ahmadinejad, told reporters, we have all of the defensive means at our disposal. and we are ready to defend ourselves. but while this may be just an exercise, it is significant nonetheless. it comes at an extremely tense time, with israel saying iran's nuclear program must be stopped. and urging the u.s. to take a tougher line. josh? >> all right, martha raddatz, in washington. thank you for that. >>> now, to a developing story in southern california. at least 30 homes have been destroyed or damaged by this wildfire burning near san diego. one man has been killed. hundreds of other homes stand in the flames' path. strong winds fanning this fire, making it extra difficult for the crews on the front lines. we'll have updates as they become available. >>> a major setback for homeowners who lost everything in hurricane katrina. a federal court has reversed itself and now says the army corps of engineers is not responsible for the damage caused by a main shipping channel. the corps cannot be sued for damages. >>> if you
as a consequence of the video. >> as i said last week, as our ambassador to the united nations said on sunday, as i said the other day, based on what we know and now, and knew at the time, we have no evidence of a preplanned or premeditated attack. >> two sources have told fox that within 24 hours of the attack, all of the evidence that the u.s. intelligence committee had at that time pointed to a terrorist attack, and that it was the work of a specific group related to al-qaeda and its affiliate in that area. >> obama sends his surrogates out to lie about the -- about the cause and the nature of the attacks. obama created a conspiracy theory, and coordinated a campaign of deceit to distract from the truth that affects our national security. >> the thing that's disturbing about this is the naivete of an absolute fundamental ignorance of the -- of warfare. look, this was an attack on its face. >> this is turning into something not short of banghazigate. what's going on here? why are we not being told what happened to these four americans? >> the administration is living in a fantasy world. first the
. the libyan president said it was a pre-planned attack. and you have the ambassador of the united nations for the united states coming on and misleading the public. basically we have sent a letter to ambassador rice to explain herself. >> you know, there's a story out today, i didn't know if you saw it, senator, but the story essentially was that the united states government within 24 hours knew it was a pre-planned terrorist attack. your thought on that. because that indicts rice and whomever else was in this cover-up even more. >> that's right. ambassador rice came on the sunday morning programs and said that, in fact, it was a spontaneous reaction of course to the video. and in no way was an expression of hostility toward america. and you have to say killing four american heroes, quite honestly, attacking our consulate, if that's not hostility toward america, i don't know what it is. so, no, i think it's pretty apparent that the administration must have known, had information, and ambassador rice was sent out on the sunday programs to mislead the american public. i find that outrageous
's next. >>> and not every day a prime minister brings a cartoon bomb to the united nations. israel literally draws the line on iran's nuclear program. >>> new concerns for diplomat safety in libya as the defense secretary says terrorists planned that deadly attack. >>> first a look at the president and mitt romney's schedule. lighter schedules for them both today. a fund-raising day in particular for both of of them, the president heads to florida. you're watching msnbc. why should our wallets tell us what our favorite color is? every room deserves to look great. and every footstep should tell us we made the right decision. so when we can feel our way through the newest, softest, and most colorful options... ...across every possible price range... ...our budgets won't be picking the style. we will. more saving. more doing. that's the power of the home depot. right now get $37 basic installation on all special order carpet. like a squirrel stashes nuts, you may be muddling through allergies. try zyrtec® liquid gels. nothing starts working faster than zyrtec® at relieving your alle
. >> reporter: president obama made the focus of his united nation's address about a man who wasn't there. >> i would like to begin today by telling you about an american named chris stevens. >> reporter: with a tribute to the u.s. ambassador to libya who was attacked and killed in the dead of night in benghazi two weeks ago, he extolled the humanity and hope stevens stood for. >> we are serious about the ideals and must reaffirm our future will be determined by people like chris stevens and not by his killers. >> reporter: but in many ways, the president's speech seemed targeted at his dough met tick audience. accused by republicans of glibly downplaying the unrest in the muslim world, the president demanded an end to the violence. >> there is no speech that justifies mindless violence. there are no words that excuse the killing of innocents. >> reporter: and while only days ago the white house was asking youtube to review whether the anti-muslim film violated the terms of use, the president offered a full-throated defense of freedom of speech. >> like me, the majority of americans are christi
. >> tonight on c-span2 iranian president a speech to the united nations. he was there earlier today along with other world leaders to was that at 8:00 p.m. eastern and five pacific. taking a look at the presidential candidates' schedules this week president obama spent the day in ohio campaigning in bowling green and kent. some of the president travels to virginia for rallies. his republican challenger mitt romney was in virginia today and stays in the region tomorrow with more campaign stops in virginia and the district of columbia. meanwhile, the vice-president of candidates on the campaign trail, paul ryan spend a day in colorado, vice-president biden campaign tomorrow and florida. >> to foster work and enterprise in the middle east and other developing countries i will initiate something i will call prosperity pacs, working with the private sector to identify the barriers to investment and trade and entrepreneurship and entrepreneurialism in developing nations. opening the market to u.s. investment and trade, developing nations will receive u.s. assistance package is focused on develo
's a competent man. this administration in effect is now saying, "oh, don't blame the united nations ambassador. don't blame the white house spokesman. don't blame the president, because our intelligence system failed so decisively." i don't know which worries me more, the idea that the intelligence system took weeks to figure out the obvious-- although we are told in fact they had information the day before the attack because the video that went out from al qaeda asking that the ambassador-- somebody be killed on 9/11 was a day earlier. so i don't know whether i feel more comfortable knowing the administration was incompetent and lie the to us or i feel more comfortable knowing the intelligence community was totally out of touch. my hunch is the intelligence community was not out of touch. the ambassador's own diary, apparently indicates he was worried about being targeted for death. you have to ask yourself-- this-- the congress should be holding hearings right now. how could an ambassador be in benghazi, the hot bed of anti-american sentiment in libya, "how could he be there on 9/11 with no
, for the director of the national intelligence to do it makes the united states look stupid and it's a big deal. >> dave: calling for the u.n. ambassador to the u.s. to resign, is there enough for him to take the fall and for her to resign? >> she should explain at the very list how exactly she got caught up in repeating something that's clearly untrue to the american people and the rest of the world. i mean, there's no debating it. if you're standing up in a position of authority claiming a youtube video is the responsible for the death of our ambassador, you're participating in lie. >> dave: and the debate, not scheduled to, but would be important to the american people. tucker carlton. >> thanks. >> dave: a disturbing find on ebay. keys that would allow anybody for access to the elevator, subway, scary details head ahead. do you have a favorite child. if so, would you ever admit it? one father did so and it's not sitting well with some. or is this being honest? we explore this with dr. keith ablow next. ♪ t, who would you choose ? wow. you guys take a minute. zon, hands down. i'm going to
. that is against a member nation of the united nations. how can we as america do something to ensure iran is thrown out of the united nations? he cannot be given platforms like this. he is now the secretary for the mam for the next three years. >> how can the united states get iran thrown out? do you realize iran just held a meeting with 40 countries? i thought it was 40. even more important, 120. you are suggesting the president should organize an assembly to throw iran out? listen, you'll forgive me, but it is ridiculous. we pay dues but we do not decide how countries will vote. thank god none of the votes in the assembly are mandatory in terms of being carried out. that has to be done through the security council, where we have a veto. to suggest that we go down the path of trying to throw iran out of the assembly, you are spinning your wheels. thank you. >> congressman? >> to even debate the efficacy of the u.n. is a waste of time. they are a colossal failure. [applause] the league of nations, we have had some successes in humanitarian aid and some peacekeeping. beyond that, this is an enormous
the united nations general assembly in new york. but israel doesn't like the timing of today's speech. coming up for you at 7:15, we'll tell you why. you'll also hear what iran's president is saying about new threats from the united states. >>> back here at home, a new mosque will be built in santa clara county. county approval has been given to build the cordova center. the approval process has been controversial. look at this. although many support it, others say the plan to build a cemetery at that site could contaminate ground water. county supervisors say the center has passed every requirement. >>> beginning march 1st, rvs will be banned from parking overnight in parts of san francisco. yesterday, the board of supervisors passed the ban on the vehicles, saying it was to help people get out of rvs and into temporary housing. but homeless advocates say this could force more people onto the streets. a complete list approved will be banned by the tsa and will likely include parts of the sunset and bayview district. >>> tesla's score says he's working on a -- tesla's ceo says he's working on
very much. >>guest: an honor. >>neil: guess who more people listened to at the united nations today? iran's president need? or america's mayor outside? rudy is next. >>neil: who would you rather listen to? america's mayor? or the world's maniac? new yorkers chose rudy over looney ignoring mahmoud ahmadinejad's blasting jews on the most holy days inside the u.n. and listening to the guy outside the u.n. with a rally. you got the knowledge in applause. >>guest: i hope. >>neil: but it is amazing how rationale thinking human beings can hear this nonsense that ahmadinejad was saying. >>guest: it is the u.n. what you have standing up there is a mass murderer. a maniac. a guy would has vowed the destruction of the state of israel. a holocaust. and a 9/11 conspirator, the idea that 9/11 really happen because of israel, because of george bush or because of other insane ideas. here is the real question. would you want nuclear weapons in this man's hands? under president obama, that is directly where we are going. since president obama has been in office, iran has enriched uranium three times
, joins us, former spokesman for the last four you know ambassadors to the united nations. good to see you. before the attack ever occurred americans were known to be in dank arer there. there had been aing string attal islamic militants. is it your sense that the obama administration was owe live just to the known danger or they simply ignored it? >> you know, i don't know. i think we'll find out but it is clear that they missed the growing threats and they purposefully downplayed these threats. i think that's the trouble. gregg: sources have now confirmed to fox news that intel officials knew within 24 hours that this was a preplanned attack and yet the obama administration, the white house, the president, all of the individuals involved, spent the course of the next week or so denying that. what's going on here? is this incompetence? is it confusion, or, is it a deliberate, intentional cover-up? >> i think it is deliberate to downplay the threats because clearly the narrative that the obama campaign has been trying to push that usama bin laden is dead and al qaeda is crushed and we know
in libya as there are more calls for the united nations ambassador susan rice to resign. chief intelligence correspondent catherine herridge live in washington with more on that. >> reporter: thank you, gregg and good morning. a congressional source confirming to fox news that uav assets were quote, repositioned to establish better situational awareness on the ground and monitor at least two suspects training sites in eastern libya known to be used by foreign fighters. we're learning more details about the attack itself. the compound was reportedly assaulted on three sides with use of heavy weapons as fox was first to report, there were two waves to the attack strongly suspected inside information specifically use of mortars which hit consulate building and annex a mile away. here is republican senator bob corker this morning. they are demanding specific communications between ambassador stevens and the state department. >> at a time most americans would want to rally around our country at the death of four americans serving our country instead we've had this bizarre response which only lea
and at that time, not told about the al-qaeda links. when hillary clinton speing at the units nations wednesday, implied an al-qaeda link we reported on, the state department later corrected her, saying she was speaking generally, not about the attack in benghazi. now, u.s. intelligence sources tell cnn tonight that in the immediate after math of the attack, they thought the attack might have been, their word, spontaneous. okay, this is going to be a crucial word to define. what exactly is immediate aftermath? because the white house and the state department stuck with the spontaneous version of events for eight days. >> we are very cautious about drawing any conclusions with regard to who the perpetrators were, what their motivations were, whether it was premedicated. >> this was not a preplanned, premeditated attack. >> based on the information we had at the time and have to this day, we, we do not have evidence that it was premeditated. >> all right. these same people apparently knew a terrorist attack was perpetrated by al-qaeda within 24 hours after the attack, so the lack of information s
british prime minister and the united nations special envoy for global education, gordon brown, joins the table this morning. good to have you on board. you may not talk soccer. >> prime minister brown was a little disturbed that we were over here celebrating the suez crisis, the boiling of brits in oil. we are so sorry. >> we've moved on a long time ago. i don't know if you can move on. >> no, it's very hard. let's talk first of all about the crisis in the eurozone. where do we stand today? it's not on the front payable of the page of the papers so much. >> i would say we've stopped being like greece, and we're probably more like japan, and we've got this long-term crisis now. when the european central bank came in to be the lender of last resort, you've got some stalemate for the time being, you can prevent things from going very seriously wrong. the problem with europe is it's going to slow very slowly, if at all. it's got a huge banking problem that's still got to be sorted out. the leverage is far worse than the american banks. we've got a competitiveness issue, and we're losing
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